Okaloosa County Criminal Lawyers

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John Patrick Musca
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John Patrick Musca
Criminal Lawyer Serving Okaloosa County, FL
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Aggressive Criminal Defense; 150 Combined Yrs Experience
I’m an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you navigate every stage of your case. Read More »
Stephen G. Cobb
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Stephen G. Cobb
Criminal Lawyer Serving Okaloosa County, FL
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
Stephen G. Cobb, author of Florida Criminal Law and a board certified expert in criminal trial law since 2002, is proud to announce our merger of Cobb Law Firm with the Law Firm of Sherry Ivey Jones. We are now known as... Read More »
Aaron Watson
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Aaron Watson
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(850) 607-2929 165 Brooks St
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Fort Walton, FL 32548
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Aaron Watson is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyer. Before graduating law school, Attorney Aaron Watson was named a national champion in trial advocacy after he defeated 248 teams from 148 law schools in the American Association for Justice student trial competition. The competing teams were judged by other lawyers and judges on their trial advocacy skills, opening statements, examination of witnesses, use of facts, and closing arguments. During this time, Mr. Watson was also named Who's Who Among American Universities & Colleges.

Mr. Watson is involved in the following legal associations:

Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association
American Bar Association, Member
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Stephen G. Cobb
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Stephen G. Cobb
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(850) 423-0035 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd
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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law and Victoria University of Manchester
Stephen G. Cobb, author of Florida Criminal Law and a board certified expert in criminal trial law since 2002, is proud to announce our merger of Cobb Law Firm with the Law Firm of Sherry Ivey Jones. We are now known as Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group, PLLC.

Whether you or someone you love is charged with a misdemeanor, criminal traffic, felony or juvenile crime, Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group, PLLC, is ready, willing and able to help you and your loved ones in your time of need.
Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
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Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(850) 362-6655 2110 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of North Dakota School of Law
I have been practicing for over 10 years and over 5000 court cases, ranging from DUIs and Domestic Violence charges–to the most serious and complex felony cases. I have had many jury trials and have represented those charged with capital offenses. I attended law school at the University of North Dakota. While there I focused on trial advocacy and litigation and worked some excellent attorneys at Zimney, Foster, P.C. I worked in the areas of Insurance Defense, Commercial Law, and Federal Criminal Law. After moving to Florida with my family, I started working as a prosecutor for child...
Brandy L. Merrifield
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Brandy L. Merrifield
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(850) 243-6097 1817 Lewis Turner Blvd
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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
My name is Brandy Merrifield. I am a criminal defense attorney and partner at Flaherty & Merrifield Criminal Defense. We serve Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Destin, and all of Northwest Florida. I devote 100% of my practice to criminal defense. With my background in psychology, I bring a unique perspective to the resolution of criminal cases. My objective in all of my cases is aggressive defense coupled with compassion and understanding. No matter what you are accused of, Flaherty & Merrifield will not judge you. We will defend you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help...
Tim Michael Flaherty
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Tim Michael Flaherty
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(850) 243-6097 1817 Lewis Turner Blvd #E
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Southern Illinois University School of Law
My name is Tim Flaherty. I am a Fort Walton Beach criminal defense attorney. Since I passed the Bar in 2001, I have dedicated 100% of my practice to criminal defense. No matter what you are accused of, Flaherty & Merrifield will not judge you. We will defend you. We will fight for the best possible result in your case, and we will also do everything we can to minimize your stress. If you entrust Flaherty & Merrifield with your case, you will be treated with compassion and respect as you go through this crisis. We are available 24 hours...
Gillis Edward Powell, Jr.
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Gillis Edward Powell, Jr.
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(850) 682-2757 422 N. Main Street
Crestview, FL 32536
Criminal, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Gillis E. (Gill) Powell, Jr.main focus is litigation and trial practice. He handles complex personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, catastrophic injury cases, criminal defense cases, railroad cases, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation. Mr. Powell has tried and won numerous civil trials and he has obtained substantial jury awards for his clients. He is a member of the million dollar advocates club as a result of his jury verdicts. He has also successfully defended many clients in criminal cases, including clients charged with homicide, aggravated battery, sexual battery, drug offenses, driving under the...
Shawn M. Risen
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Shawn M. Risen
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(850) 864-1951 436 Green Acres Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Shawn holds a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Florida State University, College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in History Education from the University of West Florida. Shawn has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1996, a member of the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida since 1997, and Board Certified as an expert in Juvenile Law since 2017.
Stephen Joseph Ryan
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Stephen Joseph Ryan
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(850) 864-1951 436 Green Acres Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Stephen “Steve” Joseph Ryan was born in the Bronx, where his mother worked as a nurse and his father was an officer with the New York Police Department. In the early ’90s, Steve moved to Tallahassee, Florida to continue his studies at Florida State University’s College of Law, where he met fellow law student and his future law partner, Shawn Risen. In 1995, Steve graduated with honors and received a Juris Doctorate, and one year later, Steve and Shawn Risen established Risen & Ryan, Attorneys at Law.
Jay Patel
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Jay Patel
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
(850) 863-4064 909 Mar Walt Drive Ste. 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jay Patel is a former prosecutor and a former law enforcement officer with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Jay joins ASG from the State Attorney’s Office where he spent almost four years prosecuting thousands of crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies punishable by life. Jay achieved success in criminal cases that were before a jury, a judge, and at the appellate level. Jay’s family moved to the area in 1990 when his family began a hospitality management venture in Destin. Growing up in the family business taught him many aspects of business and instilled what he believes...
David L. Stevens
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David L. Stevens
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(850) 304-7880 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Suite 1070
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Regent University School of Law
Attorney David Stevens is a third-generation resident of Okaloosa County. A proud Seminole, David graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University before earning his Juris Doctorate from the Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA. He currently resides in Niceville, FL with his wife and three-year-old daughter.

David was sworn in to practice law in Florida in 2010, and soon joined a civil litigation law firm in Santa Rosa Beach as an associate attorney. He went on to become a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office in Shalimar, FL, and served in that capacity for...
Clark H. Henderson
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Clark H. Henderson
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(850) 863-0494 906-D Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Clark H. Henderson, originally from Waynesboro, Mississippi, is a 2007 graduate of the University of South Alabama and a 2011 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, Sam ford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. During law school Clark interned at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and with the Honorable Laura Petro, 10th Judicial Circuit, Criminal Division. He practiced in Birmingham, Alabama before being admitted to the Florida Bar. Clark is licensed to practice in both Florida and Alabama.
Rendi Katalinic
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Rendi Katalinic
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(850) 654-0892 254 Harbor Blvd. Suite 102
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Donald Edward Witmyer
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Donald Edward Witmyer
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(850) 543-1864 4399 Commons Drive East, Suite 300
Destin, FL 32578
Criminal, Family and Military
Widener University School of Law
William Lee Ketchersid
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Rd
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Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
St. Thomas University School of Law
Michael Lee Weimorts
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(850) 654-8816 4507 Furling Ln
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal and Personal Injury
Bailey Lee McGowan
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years of experience
(850) 651-7350 1A Ninth Avenue
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal
Texas Tech University School of Law
Christopher William Schumm
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(407) 579-9832 250 Vinings Way Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal and Business
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Ernest Lamar Cotton
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years of experience
(850) 651-9900 3 Plew Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
James Clarence Campbell
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(850) 651-9313 4 11th Ave
Suite 2
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Timothy Martin Knopes
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(850) 683-0700 420 E Pine Ave
Crestview, FL 32539
Criminal
Carol Lee Peake
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Carol Lee Peake
Volusia County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
Suite 416
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Skilled and Experienced Attorney for your Divorce, Family Law, Juvenile and Criminal Law Needs in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Flagler County, St. Johns County and the surrounding Central Florida areas.
Susan Ann Martinez
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Susan Ann Martinez
Santa Rosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(850) 939-9995 7552 Navarre Parkway, Suite 9
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Susan A. Martinez, Esq., I am a mother, formerly in the United States Air Force, and a former Assistant State Attorney, I have always wanted to be a prosecutor because of my strong sense of justice. I have extensive experience with the criminal justice system as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. After leaving the State Attorneys Office, I continued to have a strong sense of justice so I decided that I wanted to practice consumer law and I started learning about debtor’s rights and helping consumer’s. I treat each client as if they are an...
Hayward Dykes Jr.
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Hayward Dykes Jr.
Walton County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(850) 837-5118 P.O. Box 6944
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
The University of Mississippi School of Law
Handle civil and criminal cases throughout Northwest Florida. My firm focuses on personal injury, criminal defense, bankruptcy, real estate closings, and general civil litigation.
Steve Knittle
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Steve Knittle
Santa Rosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years of experience
(850) 999-3425 2270 Highway 87
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
I have been an attorney for over thirty years. My primary focus for the last fifteen years has been almost exclusively Criminal Law as an Assistant Public Defender and in private practice. Prior to that, I was a self- employed in private practice in Cincinnati and handled numerous and varied matters to include Criminal, Family, and Transactional Law in Hamilton County, Ohio. I have practiced in Ohio, Florida, and Georgia. I was the Supervising Attorney of the Sebring Florida Public Defender’s office with a staff of 10, including 6 attorneys. I have tried over 40...
Donald Keith Kilpatrick
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Donald Keith Kilpatrick
Santa Rosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(850) 939-7722 9218 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Isaac Taylor Newlin
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Isaac Taylor Newlin
Santa Rosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(850) 939-7722 9218 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, DUI and Personal Injury
Mr. Timothy A. Weaver Esq.
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Mr. Timothy A. Weaver Esq.
Santa Rosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(850) 939-5299 8285 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL 32566
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
When you have a legal problem you want an experienced attorney, one who knows the law and the process, to protect your rights. The attorneys at Weaver,Weaver & Collins, P.A., have more than fifty years of combined legal experience. We take an aggressive, yet thoughtful approach, to the representation of our clients. We provide comprehensive counsel in matters involving Consumer Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, DUI and other Criminal Charges, Personal Injury, Juvenile Charges, Family Law and Social Security Disability. The sooner you meet with us the sooner we can begin working for you! Call us today and allow...
Sabrina Ann Bisordi
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(850) 651-9400 20 Cherokee Rd
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Ginger Bowden Madden
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years of experience
(850) 651-7260 1b 9th Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal
James Schmidt
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years of experience
(850) 862-4608 916 Pocahontas Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Military
Stanley Keith Luke
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(850) 682-1190 PO BOX 776
CRESTVIEW, FL 32536
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Dana Carl Matthews
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(850) 837-3662 4475 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Joe Ladon Dewrell
Okaloosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 57 years of experience
(850) 244-9136 1261 Eglin Pkwy
Shalimar, FL 32579
Criminal and DUI
Karl A Sandell
Santa Rosa County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(850) 936-0311 2532 Houston Cir
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Criminal, Administrative, Business and Estate Planning
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Michael John Griffith
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Michael John Griffith
Escambia County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(850) 433-9922 304 East Government St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Mississippi School of Law
Michael John Griffith is a criminal defense attorney in Pensacola, Florida. The Law Office of Michael J. Griffith assists people in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties who have been charged with or accused of a crime. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience handling criminal cases and have practiced throughout the United States in drug and sex crime cases.
M. James Jenkins
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M. James Jenkins
Escambia County, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(850) 434-9304 Pensacola, FL 32502
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
Jim Jenkins practices in Federal and State Courts. He handles cases involving serious criminal allegations, including white collar offense. He also handles various types of select personal injury cases. Jim has 24 years experience trying cases to juries throughout Florida and in various Federal Jurisdictions. He is an honors graduate of Florida State University Law School, the University of California, San Diego and St. Petersburg Jr. College. He has served as a State Prosecutor, Assistant State Public Defender and as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Northern District of Florida. He is also a graduate and active participant...
James Richard Barnes
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James Richard Barnes
Escambia County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(850) 444-7444 816 E. La Rua St.
Pensacola, FL 32501
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Mississippi
James Barnes has been practicing law in Pensacola and surrounding areas for thirty years. His legal expertise is the result of having tried more than one hundred jury trials. His defense method has procured proven results due to countless dismissals, noteworthy favorable plea dispositions, not guilty verdicts and his unmatched trial success rate. One of his cases achieved national attention and was featured on CNN and CourtTV. He has extensive experience resulting from many years, both, representing and defending many types of legal actions.

Every county and courthouse has its own way of doing things. Based on James Barnes' experience and...
James M. Burns
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James M. Burns
Escambia County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years of experience
(850) 457-6002 611 New Warrington Road
Suite 2
Pensacola, FL 32506
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Divorce
St. Thomas University School of Law
James M. Burns, Attorney at Law, hails from Mobile, Alabama, where he was born in 1962. When he was five years old, he moved with his family to Pensacola, Florida. James has lived and worked in the Pensacola area, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida, and Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama his whole life. As a member of both the Florida Bar and the Alabama Bar, James is licensed to practice law in both states. James M Burns is a skilled, experienced and aggressive attorney admitted to practice in both Alabama and Florida. Attorney Burns has...
Brandon Morris
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Brandon Morris
Escambia County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer
(850) 503-2626 816 La Rua Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Attorney Brandon Morris is a skilled criminal defense attorney with extensive courtroom experience. He has obtained a superior understanding of criminal law and has aggressively litigated thousands of criminal cases ranging from capital felonies to second-degree misdemeanors.

Some of his practice areas include criminal defense, assault & battery, drug crimes, DUIs, expungements, felonies, juvenile offenses, misdemeanors, pre-trial diversions & interventions, juvenile offenses, sex crimes, theft crimes, and violent crimes.

Call or visit his website for more information.
Clay Brown Adkinson
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Clay Brown Adkinson
Walton County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(850) 892-5195 41 South 6th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law
Clay B. Adkinson is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney at Adkinson Law Firm in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The firm, which has more than 30 years of experience in the Florida Panhandle, represents clients facing criminal charges and others who are involved in family law issues. Adkinson earned his bachelor's degree in political science at Florida State University in Tallahassee in 2003. He then attended law school at Florida State University College of Law where he graduated with his juris doctor degree in 2005. After law school, he joined Adkinson Law Firm with...

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